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Hirokazu Hinagata's Danceable LIFE Vol. 4

Notice by "teaching"
Hirokazu Hinagata (dancer and choreographer)

About three years ago, I have taught jazz dance at university. The opportunity was that I was made a guest appearance in Carabos in "Sleeping Beauty" by Momoko Tani. It was a great learning experience, as I had never imagined that he could call on the stage of a classical ballet, a full-fledged work that would also be directed and choreographed by a former principal of the Russian Kirov Ballet.
From that edge, I asked, "Can I have a class for jazz dance at Senzoku Gakuen College of Music?"
Actually, when I was in my twenties, I had taught for a short time at the culture center, but when it comes to university classes, the hurdles are high. As I still wanted to dance in the active duty, I also felt that it was a waste of time. However, I rarely get such an opportunity. I can not leave the dance as an entity like a picture or music, so I thought that if I could convey to the younger generation what I had been wearing before, I accepted it.
The problem is "what do I tell?" I am not an elite as a dancer, so it is not a technical example. I think that you should challenge because you asked me a lot, but I have the courage to teach students.
"I don't have to teach.You just have to show me that the minute is dancing. " What is required is to show the attitude that you have been facing the dance, and let it be left to the students how to catch it and learn it. I was pushed back by the words and I started to take classes.

I started thinking that I would take a look at how she dances and steal the way she expressed her self-expression through dance and how to put out her presence. I didn't have the experience of a teacher, and it was difficult to have classes while holding the stage, so I thought that I would like to quit immediately.

Apparently, I did not dislike teaching.

I do not think that I am taught well, and I sometimes find it bothersome. But I am happy to see the students grow one step at a time, and I feel that they are loving. I myself was surprised.
This spring, I will give my first graduates. I'm really looking forward to how they work in the outside world.

As I was forced to get off the board by injury, I do not know what will happen in the world. No matter how you set it up, it is not good. I think of everything as positive and trying as much as I can.

Photo cooperation: Don Giovanni